Bar Counsel's Office
The attorney disciplinary process is governed by Idaho Bar Commission Rules (IBCR) Section V.
- Bar Counsel Dispositions of Grievances and Professional Conduct Board Review of Bar Counsel’s Dispositions
- Professional Conduct Board Review of Formal Charge Cases
A Flow Chart has been developed to illustrate the disciplinary process.
Attorneys may request a discipline history by submitting a written authorization to Bar Counsel’s Office, by mail or email, indicating where they wish the discipline letter to be sent. There is no charge associated with this service. Response time is usually within 7 days of the request. Please send requests to:
Under Idaho Bar Commission Rule (I.B.C.R.) 522(b), all records related to a grievance terminated under I.B.C.R. 509(b)(1) are destroyed after five years from the date of termination and after a file has been destroyed, our response is there is no record of the matter. Moreover, under I.B.C.R. 522(b) any lawyer may answer any inquiry requiring a reference to a destroyed matter by stating no grievance was filed. I.B.C.R. 509.
Information on Recent Public Discipline Cases is also available.
Attorneys who have questions about the Idaho Rules of Professional Conduct can contact the Bar Counsel's Office at (208) 334-4500.
Copies of the Formal Ethics Opinions are available in PDF format.
The fee arbitration process is governed by Idaho Bar Commission Rules (IBCR) Section VII.
The Client Assistance Fund is governed by Idaho Bar Commission Rules (IBCR) Section VI.
Unauthorized Practice of Law is governed by Idaho Bar Commission Rules (IBCR) Section VIII.
Through 6/30/12, automatic reporting of trust account overdrafts is governed by Idaho Bar Commision Rule (IBCR) 302.
Effective 7/1/12, automatic reporting of trust account overdrafts is governed by Idaho Bar Commission Rule (IBCR) 1308.